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it's tuesday, june 9th. coming up on "early today," the hunt for the escape murderers as police look into possible accomplices and new clues. and a almost surreal scene inside of a walmart as they get into a fist fight in the shampoo aisle. and a break through for anyone fighting high cholesterol, hart disease and stroke. and former house speaker dennis hastert faces a judge. and women are off to a very >> r. and the man who prosecuted charles manson has died. nearly three days and they could be anywhere. still no sign of the two convicted killers who escaped in new york state. the hunt now going across international borders. let's get to nbc's edward
lawrence with the latest on the investigation. and edward, we're hearing they could have had from the inside. >> that's where the investigation is focused. right now new york state police are working on 300 leads to try to find the escaped criminals. the worry is that these convicted murderers will kill again. >> police search a location in upstate new york as investigators look into whether a woman who works at the facility helped the prisoners escape. tensions on both sides of the border increase each moment they're still free. >> it's worrying. >> a little nerve-wracking. david sweat and richard matt were in side-by-side cells and bunched up close to make it look like they were still in bed. they used power tools saturday to drill through a steel wall tlurks pipe and through a brick
wall to freedom. >> i don't believe they could have acquired the equipment they needed to do this without help. and we have a separate investigation that's going through exactly that question. >> police believe the escaped inmates left on foot because the getaway car that was supposed to meet them came too early, too late or not at all. >> and the new york governor says it would have taken a day to drill through the walls and out of the prison. the inmates left a post-up note saying have a nice day. >> brazen. >> we're starting to get a clearer answer to the huge question how did they do it? for that we go to nbc's miguel almaguer. and jeff rossen. >> >> reporter: authorities say the prisoners inside by side cells stufd their bunks with clothes to avoid detection and then used power tools to cut holes and then they broke through a brick wall two feet thick and going
through a steam pipe. they shimmied beneath the prison. breaking out of a manhole more than a block away. >> how long have you been doing this? >> 41 years. >> how do you get through steel? >> this is a piece of quarter-inch plate. from the pictures of the prison break, it likes it could have been that thickness. >> what kind of tools could they have used? >> this is a grinding wheel with a cutting blade. >> something this small that you could hide inside of a cell possibly? >> yes. >> how long would it take to get through. >> anywhere between 30 and 90 minutes. >> look how much noise it makes. >> noise and sparks keep in mind there was construction happening at the prison at the time. some believe the inmates timed their noise with the real construction noise. >> this is another option. this torch is a lot faster and a lot quieter.
>> he's been doing this for three minutes and he's already through. >> once through the steel, another obstacle. this two-foot brick wall. >> we've set this up to show you how thick the wall was. this is about two feet. i guess these guys just carried their tools around with them. but what could get them through? this? >> a chisel or a crowbar. it would have taken longer to get through the steel because of the thickness of it. in indiana, a walmart aisle turn under to a boxing ring. two women caught let loose on one another. over a cart crowding an aisle. take a look. [ bleep ] [ bleep ] [ bleep ]. >> then watch this the 6-year-old son of women of the women jumps right in. [ bleep ] [ bleep ].
>> the fight lasted five minutes, and police were called in and also possibly bringing in child services. another national debate over police tactics and racism is growing after a texas police officer was caught on camera aggressively confronting teenagers at a pool party. mckinney police corporal eric casebolt is seen in the video pulling a 15-year-old girl to the ground. and at one point he drew his gun. we now know that casebolt has met with the internal investigators and actions have sparked outrage in that community. hundreds marched an protested kaug for an end in police brutality. one of the teens involved spoke to nbc last night. saying the officer hit her. >> she said i needed to go home, so i pointed in the direction of my house and he said, no go the other way and i still tried to go in the direction of my house like he told me to do and then he used his baton or stick or
something and hit me in the arm with it. it wasn't like a bash but it was hard enough that i could have bruised from it. >> and the girl said she was later hit in the face. the aclu of texas is asking that mckinney police release the entire incident report and the 911 call. and former house speaker hastert will appear in court, due to an allegation with a former high school student. nbc's jay gray is live in chicago this morning. this comes two weeks after being charged with lying to the fbi and evading federal bank requirements is that right? >> yeah. it is melissa, good to talk to you. as he stands before a federal judge for the first time later today we will see hastert alongside powerful washington lawyer thomas green. again, that all getting started after noon here today.
>> do my legislative home is here on the floor. >> the former house speaker hasn't spoken or been seen publicly since the febl indictment was announced two weeks ago. dennis hastert, a republican retired from the house in 2007 accused of moving funds illegally and lying to the fbi. about $3.5 million, prosecutors describe as hush money. to cover up misconduct. >> the male student was at yorkville high school. where taftert was a teacher and wrestler coach. before he became speaker in congress. >> a student reinboldt alleged he was assaulted by hastert. and a growing number of former students and wrestlers are now defending the former coach. >> until more comes out, then
i'm still going to believe he's a good person. >> we were all proud we had him in our area and then when something happens like this you're very disappointed. >> residents in the small chicago suburb like so many across the country still stunned by the allegations. as the legal process begins. yeah and today's hearing should be little more than a legal formality. hastert will be officially charged in court, he will enter a plea and likely be released on his own recognizance. that's the latest live here in chicago. jay gray. >> jay, thank you so much. and form l.a. prosecutor, vincent bugliosi, famously known for locking up charles manson, has died. and he also wrote a a book about the murders in 1969. about manson's trial and brutal murder of actress sharon tate and six others back in 1969. during his career with the d.a.'s office won 105 out of 106 felony jury trials including 21 murder cases. the ucla law grad passed away on
saturday from cancer he was 80 years old. let's turn to our tuesday forecast here's nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> the heat's the story and a little bit of rain from blanca. we are trying to bring the moisture to the southwest. we've had some downpours over new mexico. it looks impressive, but a lot of this is virga, precipitation that evaporates. the air so dry, it falls from the clouds but is not making it to the ground. there are a few areas that will see showers and downpours, especially higher elevation areas, some of the hills north of l.a. could get some rain during the day today. i don't expect a lot in l.a. itself or in san diego. and our computers are barely spitting out any rainfall in the precipitation, this is the range of rain at the bottom down here. a couple of spots on the rim north of phoenix and a couple of spots north of l.a. possibly could get a half-inch to an inch. the jet stream has retreated to
the north. we had record highs yesterday in areas like medford, a lot of spots were in the 100s, we're going to see very warm conditions. the central plains and up in the northwest today. the temperatures over the next three days do cool off a little bit there. seattle from 80s to 70s. spokane from 90s to 80s, still staying warm for this time of year. not as southern and southwestern portions of the state. a little cooler towards idaho falls. the east coast, we haven't hit the 100s or 90s yet. to see those numbers is like -- >> very humid out there. bill, thank you. and how optimistic are americans about life in general right now? and can you guess how much this dallas cowboy is benching?
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prices are rising with some wholesalers charging $16 a pound, up from $12 a year ago. the reason? global demand is skyrocketing especially from china and water temperatures in new england haven't warmed up enough to attract lobsters close to shore. and chipotle is offering hourly workers some benefits it gives to salaried employees, including paid vacation and sick days. it goes into effect july 1th and the restaurant says it's looking to attract qualified workers. and sam's club plans to sell a dozen models this holiday season. raising from $100 to $4,000. sam's club sells a drone with a digital camera. half are buying drone force fun. melissa, back to you. >> thank you. just ahead, the stars and stripes back on the international stage and the newest cleveland cavalier fan that might make you a fan, too.
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now for your entertainment news stephen colbert is hard at work preparing for his late show debut. trying to come up with the show's new theme song. ♪ the the the show show show will be so great ♪ ♪ it will be a big success ♪ ♪ you can watch it on tv ♪ ♪ on the station columbia broadcasting system ♪ >> jerry seinfeld told espn radio's colin cowher why he avoids doing comedy shows on college campuses. that it's too politically correct. >> they just wanna use these words, that's racist that's sexist that's prejudiced. and if you're into "game of thrones," the "game of thrones" coloring book is set to hit shelves this fall. >> will you get me one? >> you bet. >> i won't color outside the lines.
>> it will feature 45 black-and-white illustrations and it is in fact marketed towards adults. and finally, victor espinoza the jockey who rode american pharoah to the triple crown stopped by the "tonight show" last night where jimmy fallon challenged him to a race for the quadruple crown. >> get set -- go! [ cheers and applause ] >> no the other way! the other way, victor! >> i don't know how to turn! ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> it looks like fallon threw it if you ask me. i'm melissa rehberger, this is your first stop of the day here on nbc. crazy busy day? start with a positive attitude and positively radiant skin.
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one big balloon. it weighs 7,000 pounds it's designed to make safe landings onto the surface of mars. >> it wasn't that long ago they accepted application force people that wanted to be the first people to go to mars. but you're not guaranteed a return trip back. >> i think it's pretty guaranteed you're not coming back. >> unless there's someone there already to give us a ride we don't know about. >> it takes a certain kind of person. for a look ahead. first lady michelle obama will be delivering a commencement address at a chicago area high school. king college prep won a competition as part of the first lady's reach higher initiative that challenged students to reach higher completion rates for the free federal aid student application. and happy birthday to actress natalie portman, johnny depp is 52. and michael j. fox turns 54 years old. keep it here for more news weather and sports i'm melissa
a victory for your traffic rights. contesting tickets in court finally comes without a price tag, at least up front. and will cleveland rock this evening to the tune of warrior three-pointers? the dubs look to regain their edge in the finals. plus bay area power customers waking up it this morning with no electric tritt after yesterday's heat wave hammered the region. good tuesday morning it's 4:30 i'm sam brock. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. lots to get to this morning. let's check that meet forecast with kari hall. >> yesterday it was rough, same and laura. now as we start out the morning we can breathe a